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Melton repeats as player of the week

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/04/2013 15:49:24
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ELMHURST, Ill. — For the second week in a row, South Dakota State University third baseman Andrew Melton has been named Summit League Baseball Player of the Week.

A senior from Littleton, Colo., Melton batted .500 (5-for-10) as the Jackrabbits won two of three games in a weekend series at Mississippi Valley State. He recorded three hits in the series opener on March 1, then added doubles in both games of a doubleheader on March 3. He scored four runs, drove in one run and posted a .643 on-base percentage with a .700 slugging percentage.

For the season, Melton is batting .452 (14-for-31) with a team-high five doubles to go along with nine runs scored and five RBI.

The Jackrabbits, 6-3 overall, resume their Spring Break trip with a two-game set Tuesday and Wednesday at Alcorn State (Miss.).

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